Announcements, Press Releases, Socials

2015 Board Appointments

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Jacksonville, FL – December 1, 2014….. As it enters its fourth year in Jacksonville, Florida, Women in Insurance & Financial Services of Northeast Florida is pleased to announce the following appointments to its Board:

1. Cheryl Canzanella, LUTCF – Chairperson of the Board
2. Tara Showalter, CFP®, CRPC, JD – President
3. Christina Loddo Epstein – President Elect
4. Amelia Hough Henderson, Esq. – Secretary
5. Lorraine Dorsa FCA, MAAA, MSPA, EA, CEBS,
6. Lynda Graves
7. Jeanne Peterson, CFP®, LUTCF, CLTC.
8. Lisa Pilgrim, CPA, MBA
9. Grace Staten – Treasurer

New Appointments:
10. Rebecca Brothers
11. Angela Brown
12. Julie Chancellor
13. Christina Kelcourse, Esq, CFP®, CRPC
14. K.C. Padget

“WIFS of NEFL will continue its mission to develop and advance women in the industry, and I am proud that we have accomplished a lot in this regard since the establishment of our local chapter,” said Chairperson of the Board, Cheryl Canzanella. “We offer a robust agenda for learning, development and networking on a local and national level and this includes a mentorship program available to women at all stages of their careers,” said Canzanella.

The Board announced that Lisa Pilgrim, who will stay on the Northeast Florida Board, is stepping down as its Treasurer, and instead, is stepping into the role of Deputy Treasurer of the National Board. Michele Haskell who held a previous Board position concluded her term effective October 31, 2014. Continue reading “2015 Board Appointments”

Announcements, Event Pictures, National News

WIFS National Conference In Review~Tara Showalter

Dear WIFS Members & Friends,

I am charged up — I just returned from our annual conference which I think you all are aware was held in Orlando — and, I wanted to share what a great time we had!

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First, I was delighted there were 11 of us from the Chapter who were able to make it. Northeast FL Chapter Attendees included:

  • Rebecca Brothers (Becky)
  • Angela Brown
  • Deanna Brown (pronounced Dina)
  • Cheryl Canzanella*
  • Jessica Dreicer
  • Christina Loddo Epstein*(Chris)
  • Tracey Gess
  • K.C. Padget
  • Lisa K. Pilgrim*
  • Grace Staten
  • Yours Truly* 

Second, one of the best parts of the WIFS National Conference is the group of women who come from all over the U.S. who are eager to discuss the challenges, successes, resources and the support they’ve found in the course of their careers. We had a robust agenda and, in fact, several of our Northeast FL Chapter members hosted discussions or participated on panels during the course of our very exciting 2 ½ days. These included: Continue reading “WIFS National Conference In Review~Tara Showalter”

Announcements, Membership Meetings, Press Releases

“Empowerment to Lead a Safer Lifestyle”


Christina Loddo Epstein
President Elect

 WIFS of Northeast Florida celebrates diversity and invites its members and guests to the presentation
Empowerment to Lead a Safer Lifestyle”

  Jacksonville, FL – June 20, 2014…..Twelve WIFS members and guests participated in its June 19th networking event which was offered to celebrate diversity through team work and culinary influence.  Under the guidance of Chefs Ted and Lionel at the Publix Cooking School on San Jose Blvd., the group prepared:

  • Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Nuoc & Cham Dipping Sauce
  • Asian Eggplant in Black Bean Sauce
  • Malaysian Coconut Chicken
  • Perfect Rice
  • Mango & Cardamom Ice Cream

“The evening was fun, delicious.  We learned a great deal about different cultures’ seasonings as well as the slicing and dicing and the proper way to handle and cook no matter what type of food you are preparing,” echoed guests Barbara Brown, CPA and Margie Corristan, Math Instructor.  Jennifer Anderson, Director of Human Resources of Certigy, Inc, also a guest said, “I really appreciated the warm WIFS reception and enjoyed spending time with the group.”   Guest, Monica Gallagher, Executive VP at Voya Financial said, Continue reading ““Empowerment to Lead a Safer Lifestyle””